Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how Sine Qua Non Association („we“or „SQN“) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website and when you use our software. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, and your rights to control our use of them.

Who we are and how to contact us

Sine Qua Non Association operates We are a Swiss association and have our office at Rue Jean Gutenberg, 5, 1201 Geneva.

To contact us, please email

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that a website caches on your computer when you visit it. Cookies may contain information about language, page settings, e-mail address and your name. They are designed to make surfing easier for you. If a website you have already visited knows your login details, cookies can save you the trouble of entering lengthy usernames. Cookies provide a convenience feature to save you time or tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. On our Services, cookies set by us are called „first party cookies“. Cookies set by parties other than us are called „third party cookies“. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons to make our services work. We refer to these as „necessary“ cookies. Other cookies allow us to track the interests of our users to improve their experience when using our services. For example, we follow the websites and pages you visit to determine which part of the services is most popular or most frequently used. Based on this information website can thus be personalised to a certain extent for each customer. Third-party providers use cookies through our services for advertising, analysis and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

What types of cookies do we use, and how do we use them?

Below you will find a list of different types of cookies set by our services. This lists the first and third par third part, including their functions. These cookies include:

  • Necessary website cookies: These cookies are necessary to enable you to use the services and functions of our offers at all. This includes, for example, access to a login-protected area.
  • Cookies for analysis purposes and individual settings: These cookies collect information about how our website is used, the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, or the personalisation of the website.
  • Google Analytics: _utma | _utmb | _utmc | _utmv | _utmz are used to collect data on the behaviour of visitors to our website. The information collected is bundled, and we use it to generate reports and improve the website.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Services through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.
  • Session Cookie: PHPSESSID. This Cookie is generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is usually a randomly generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
  • Language identifier: page_lang This Cookie is used to identify the site visitor‘s language

How can I control cookies?

As a website visitor, you can decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can change cookie settings by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links below. You can set or adjust the controls on your web browser to accept or reject cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may still use our services, but your access to some features and areas of our website may be restricted. Because the ability to refuse cookies using your web browser controls varies from browser to browser, you should consult your browser‘s Help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising, and many websites provide a short description of how to opt-out of cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or Some websites particularly relate to the opting out of cookies by EU based residents, such as Please note this does not opt you out of being served to advertise. You will continue to receive generic advertisements.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit To opt-out of being tracked by AddThis,

If you do not wish to receive cookies, most Internet browsers allow cookies to be rejected. In most cases, you can still use the website in its entirety. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, and Apple Safari.

Essential website cookies: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. However, you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described above.